This is exciting news on several levels…we are finally taking pre-production steps on A Life Worth Killing For. This is a script I wrote back in the late 90s. Eric Myles and I began reshaping it over and over and there it sat for more than a decade. I did have a round table read to see if it had some legs to it and the response was really good. That was back in 2002/2003…I forget which but the good response is now at least 7 years old.
Still as we began hitting the 24 hour film contests I wanted to start pushing for something bigger, something planned, something scripted…if only to show we are not just one trick ponies. Of course, maybe we are but I like to be proven wrong, over and over…
Anyway, this is our biggest budget flick since Harmonivore back in 1993. And when I saw biggest budget I really mean, small, independant film budget…but still as we work our way towards doing a feature film, this is our intermediate step.
We started a casting call for A Life Worth Killing on Sunday and have seen a very solid 150+ resumes coming in. We will be going through every single resume to pare down the numbers for our auditions that will be happening on May 14. There are three main roles we are casting…
Here’s the breakdowns:
John: Male, Late 20s – Late 30s. A cold blooded, self assured killer without remorse. However, when A job goes wrong John becomes a shell of the machine he once was and is filled with self doubt and finds himself unable to kill when needed. Must be physically fit.
Jill: Female. Late 20s – Late 30s. Like John, Jill is a cold blooded, self assured killer without remorse. When John has a crisis in confidence it is Jill he turns to as a trainer, a mentor to bring him back to the fold of the killing elite. As a sinfully sexy and brutal business competitor she relishes the task of making Johns life insufferable.
Dr. Barbara: Late 30s – Early 60s. Dr. Barbara has been treating John for years, believing all his stories to be just that, flights of fancy from an ordinary man. When the truth is uncovered he/she is not prepared to deal with John.
Synopsis: John is the perfect assassin; professional, emotionally detached and happy in his work. That is until his trigger, his reason for being, is destroyed by his own hand and he suffers a crisis in confidence. John must turn to his nemesis and business competitor Jill for guidance if he is to return to the avocation he loves so much.